Eighty-six percent of voters agree we should make federal financial aid available to people seeking skills training — not just those seeking college degrees. It’s an idea that’s broadly popular among Democrats; Republicans; union members; white, black, and Hispanic voters; and among both men and women.
People know that our financial aid system is biased against working people who want to improve their jobs and their lives.
The JOBS Act would expand Pell grants to people seeking short-term training programs that lead to in-demand jobs.
The JOBS Act is close to becoming a reality, but we need your help to spread the message that when we make Pell work, we're creating opportunities for hard-working Americans to
A certificate holder earns 30% more than someone with a high school diploma alone. Our financial aid system is biased against workers seeking these certificates to improve their lives. Americans want Congress to #MakePellWork for everyone, not just those seeking college degrees.
The #JOBSAct expands Pell grants to workers seeking quality short-term training programs that lead to in-demand jobs. It’s time for Congress to #MakePellWork for hard-working Americans trying to improve their lives.
A four-year degree is not the only path to success. The #JOBSAct would #MakePellWork for hard-working Americans who deserve equal opportunity and access to financial aid.
Rep @BobbyScott tells @SHRM there's bipartisan support to #MakePellWork: "Expanding federal support, including Pell Grants, to students attending quality short-term programs that provide an accelerated path to the workforce is a goal that is widely shared" https://t.co/8gi4MmUXZV